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February 7, 2016
North Wilkesboro, NC
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Ronda board back pay is on agenda

Ronda commissioners will consider paying nine former or current town board members over $7,000 in back pay during a meeting Tuesday.

Recent Headlines

Friday 01/01/2016
Leaders tell key plans in Wilkes for ’16
Posted: January 01, 2016

The outcome of efforts to build a raw water intake on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center to a multi-hospital system should be known in 2016.

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
Ronda board fires town administrator, assistant
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Melissa Pruitt, Ronda town administrator since the fall of 2014, was fired by Ronda commissioners in a unanimous vote Monday afternoon.

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Intake, WRMC lease among top stories
Updated: December 30, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Efforts to make W. Kerr Scott Reservoir the primary public water source in Wilkes County and to lease Wilkes Regional Medical Center were among the top occurrences in 2015, but both remain ongoing stories as the year draws to a close.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Incumbents finish strong
Updated: November 04, 2015 - 2:03 pm

The seven incumbents seeking re-election in municipal races in Wilkes County all won Tuesday.

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Monday 11/02/2015
Election Day Tuesday in 3 towns
Updated: November 02, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Election Day is Tuesday in North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro and Ronda, with polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Friday 10/30/2015
Early voter turnout is still strong
Posted: October 30, 2015

With Election Day coming up Tuesday, the number of North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro residents combined who cast ballots in slightly over a week of early, one-stop voting this year already exceeds the total in two weeks of early, one-stop voting whe...

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
One-stop voting starts Thursday
Updated: October 21, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Early, one-stop voting for municipal elections in North Wilkesboro, Ronda and Wilkesboro starts this week and continues through Oct. 31 at the Wilkes County Board of Elections office on the third floor of the County Office Building on North Street...

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Friday 10/16/2015
Enforcing Ronda nuisance ordinance unclear
Posted: October 16, 2015

Enforcing a nuisance resolution passed by the Ronda commissioners Tuesday night might be more complicated than town officials expect.

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Stocks

Lake pollution
Posted: February 05, 2016

As has happened before, the deluge of rain Wednesday washed trash down the upper Yadkin River and into the coves of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. It’s a tremendous eyesore and can harm wildlife, but it also raises health concerns for humans.

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Learn from Flint
Posted: February 05, 2016

If you managed to make it through even some of the 278 pages of emails Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made public, you probably recognized something in how state officials responded to a water quality crisis in Flint.

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Lessons learned
Posted: February 03, 2016

It’s troubling that it took school administrators so long to detect something was wrong at Wilkes Central High School and initiate a process that led to a former bookkeeper there being charged recently with embezzling over $100,000 in ticket proceeds from athletic events.

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Don’t be confused
Posted: February 01, 2016

Considering all the changes, this could be a confusing year for voters.

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Inspiring story
Posted: January 29, 2016

With the passing of Roy E. “Pete” Glass on Monday, the Town of Wilkesboro lost a colorful and strong-willed but caring citizen who brought smiles to others as he walked through this life.

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More Editorials
A winning game day spread
Posted: February 05, 2016

With the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos facing off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the time is now to stock up on snacks for the big game.

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Montessori school worth pursuing
Posted: February 03, 2016

A recent discussion on the possibility of implementing a Montessori school or program at North Wilkesboro Elementary School might seem to be “thinking out of the box.”

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Where does North Carolina stand on teacher pay?
Posted: February 03, 2016

RALEIGH – “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April.

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Fishing is a lifelong gift
Posted: February 01, 2016

As a small child, catching a trout seemed like the holy grail of fishing.

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Leaders brainstorm on how to meet education goals
Posted: February 01, 2016

RALEIGH – Even as an often-cynical reporter, I was impressed by the collaboration among some of the state’s top education and business leaders at a recent meeting of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Education Cabinet.

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More Columns
Town’s ‘warm glow’ missed
Posted: February 05, 2016

There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.

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No more pro politicians
Posted: February 05, 2016

As an 82-year-old proud U.S. citizen who has traveled all 50 states and many other parts of the world, I am very concerned about what is happening to our beloved country.

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Vote yes on referendum
Posted: February 05, 2016

One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.

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Elks Lodge is wrong choice
Posted: February 01, 2016

I agree that building a new fire station and police department are among the highest town priorities, but I think the Elks Lodge property is the wrong location for a number of reasons.

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Clean energy is way to go
Posted: January 22, 2016

Thank you for your excellent article (“Powered by the sun”) in the Dec. 20 issue on installation of solar panels for the Two Rivers Cinema in Wilkesboro.

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